I've been thinking alot about all the threads here regarding the Bethel lay-offs. I'd imagine that those laid off will have to rely on their families or social safety nets to help them out.
My man is a successful fader, but his family are all super-JW's. Parents pioneering in a foreign land, youngest pioneering where the need is great, oldest sibling is on the fast track to being a CO. My man went to university and is in the upper-wage earning tax bracket. What bothers me is that his family doesn't have 2 nickels to rub together and has consistently relied on him to bail them out of financial situations. His youngest sibling recently had a medical emergency, no health coverage and my man had to fork over $8000 to cover it. Lord knows the WTS wasn't going to look after this foreign pioneer, right????
They judge him as being spiritually inferior, yet rely on him making money to cover their asses when necessary. I don't stick my nose in - this is his family and he will do whatever is necessary to make sure they are looked after. But, they are currently shunning us (we are df'ed). I just feel it's kind of hypocritical to look down on him for being financially stable and then turn around and rely on him for money.
And where do most of the contributions to the WTS come from? Wouldn't it be mostly coming from those with jobs? Yet, these are the ones looked down on, for not being pioneers.
Just something that's been irritating me lately.